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GRAPPLE (ARS 53)
SALVAGE SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: ARS 50 UIC: 21441
Status: Out of Service, in Reserve Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 10/01/2016 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Peterson Builders Inc.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 10/29/1982 Commission Date: 11/15/1986
Keel Date: 04/25/1984 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 12/08/1984 Decommission Date: 07/13/2006
Age (since Launch) 32.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
20.0
Delivery Date: 10/07/1986 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 31.0 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 255 ft Waterline Length: 240 ft
Extreme Beam: 51 ft Waterline Beam: 50 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 17 ft Draft Limit: 18 ft
Light Displacement: 2633 tons Full Displacement: 3317 tons
Dead Weight: 684 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Geared Diesel Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 7
Enlisted: 92
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: NAVSEA INACTIVE SHIPS ON-SITE MAINTENANCE OFFICE, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: ARS 53 WAS DECOMMISSIONED ON 7/13/2006 AND WAS PLACED IN SERVICE BY MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND (MSC) ON 7/13/2006. ARS 53 WAS PLACED OUT OF SERVICE BY MSC ON 10/1/2016.
Last Updated: 09/29/2017
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